Our Staff

James Ryan

Director of Music Outreach & Second Conservatory of Music

James holds a Master’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Memphis and an undergraduate degree in Music Performance, along with minors in Worship and Biblical Studies, from Cedarville University in Ohio. He is an active violinist and musician, having played with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the Jackson Symphony, the Gateway Festival Orchestra of St. Louis, and numerous other groups and chamber ensembles.

Beyond violin performance, James’s musical interests include arranging and orchestration, conducting, music history, and worship studies. In 2018, he presented on the Protestant Reformation and the theology of J.S. Bach at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research. James is also a passionate music educator, teaching a growing private studio of violin students at the Second Conservatory of Music, as well as directing the string ensembles at Westminster Academy in Memphis. He currently serves as our Director of Music Outreach.      

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